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Asclepias tuberosa
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Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Magnet Drought Proof Perennial!
Item: #ASCTU1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,
As low as $12.19
  • Deer & drought proof perennial
  • Butterfly loving orange blooms
  • Thrives in dry soil
  • Not bothered by insects or diseases
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Asclepias tuberosa Description

A hardy, carefree and rugged drought proof sun perennial. Vibrant orange flowers from mid to late summer are followed by attractive spindle shape seed pods which are used in dried flower arrangements.. This gorgeous perennial attracts many butterflies and pollinators with its sweet nectar. Asclepias develops into a long tap root and once planted, best not to move or disturb. Mostly disease free and best in full sun and well drained soil. 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year,

Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Dried Seedpod, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming, Pest Resistant, Pollinators, Rabbit Resistant

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Asclepias tuberosa
  • Common Name:
    Butterfly Weed
  • Zone:
    3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x Width:
    24"" X 18""
  • Flower Color:
    Orange
  • Foliage Color:
    green
  • Bloom Season:
    summer
  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Cottage Gardening, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Slopes, Specimen
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI,PR
  • Patent #:None

PLANTING GUIDE

Soil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Does well in poor, dry soils.
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium moisture
Spacing: 1-1.5 ft. apart
Fertilizing: Does not really need consistent fertilizing. You can do a very light application the first summer after planting.
Winterizing: No specific care needed.
Propagation & Pruning: Plants will self sow. Seeds can be gathered and started, though a started plant will take a few years to flower. Because of a very deep tap root, moving or dividing is not recommended. No pruning needed.

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